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Definition a Roman officer — often thought of as the leader of 100 soldiers
  • The senior centurions were called for a council of war.
centurions = a Roman officer — often thought of as the leader of 100 soldiers
  • Centurions led from the front line of battle.
  • And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!"
    Mark 15:39 (NIV)
  • Your son went to serve at a distant place, and became a centurion.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • centurion = a Roman soldier who is an officer
  • A quest must be led by someone of centurion rank or higher.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • centurion = a Roman officer — often thought of as the leader of 100 soldiers
  • A centurion kept the entrance with a guard drawn up full armed under the beautiful marble battlements.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Noble men and noble women, ambassadors and centurions, ladies and tradeswomen, and babies who have never seen a cow.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • The Christ was loaded down with chains, and the centurions were really laying on the stripes.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • Octavian's fellow centurion of the First Cohort, Mike Kahale, stood to one side with his arms crossed, glowering with obvious displeasure.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Two centurions leaned casually on their javelins, chatting with a tall skinny blond guy in a purple toga.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • The centurion .... commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea and get to land.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Blackcliff's subject masters, the Centurions, will be watching.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • He became hated by the whole world, and also feared by those he had around him, to such an extent that he was murdered in the midst of his army by a centurion.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • All of this appeared in Centurion bold type—already antiquated in 1917—with delicate hairlines separating seven columns and subheads in bold serif relief.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The ships included the Centurion and the Chatham, of 50 guns each, the 40-gun Phoenix, and the 30-gun Greyhound with General Howe on board, in addition to the 64-gun Asia.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • "And then," Arturo continued, his words coming pacifically from the turtle-like jaw under his centurions face and sparkling black eyes, "most accountants like games, and to them their work is a game.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Centurions!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • A fissure opened in front of the dracaenae, and a dozen undead warriors crawled from the earth-horrible corpses in military uniforms from all different time periods–U. S. Revolutionaries, Roman centurions, Napoleonic cavalry on skeletal horses.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • "Spada knew what these invitations meant; since Christianity, so eminently civilizing, had made progress in Rome, it was no longer a centurion who came from the tyrant with a message, 'Caesar wills that you die.' but it was a legate a latere, who came with a smile on his lips to say from the pope, 'His holiness requests you to dine with him.'
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • | | | | | | Health and Fraternity, | | | | | | u og a fe L. | +——+ It was only later on that the persons who were in the secret of this find at the time, learned the significance of those four capital letters: quinturions, centurions, decurions, eclaireurs [scouts], and the sense of the letters: u og a fe, which was a date, and meant April 15th, 1832.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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